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Mumsnet just redirected me to a site which said it was infecting my phone with a virus, complete with scary countdown.

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INeedNewShoes Mon 16-May-16 23:55:49

My phone still seems to be working fine so I assume it's a scam but disturbing all the same.

Has anyone else had this?

AnyFucker Mon 16-May-16 23:56:47

Yes, a few months ago.

PlaymobilPirate Mon 16-May-16 23:56:57


PlaymobilPirate Mon 16-May-16 23:57:26

Mine was 2 minutes ago.

Oswin Tue 17-May-16 00:03:00

Last week for a few times every time I came on here I got redirected to a page that says you have won a free iPhone. Didn't happen on any other website.

INeedNewShoes Tue 17-May-16 00:05:40

Mumsnet is a victim of its own success I suppose - the fact it's so huge now makes it a worthwhile target for hackers. It's a bit tedious!

BertieBotts Tue 17-May-16 00:05:54

It's probably because of the irritating jumping problem on the mobile site (and the desktop site actually but the jump on mobile is invisible) where you'll tap on a thread title and it will open a totally different one. It's probably making you click on a dodgy ad by mistake.

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